Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 27th Nov 2010 10:46 UTC
Legal The US is really ramping up its war on intellectual property infringement, a war which I'm sure will be just as successful, cheap and supported by the people as the wars on drugs and terrorism. The US has started seizing the domain names of various websites through ICANN - not because owners of these sites were convicted of anything, but merely because complaints have been filed against them. Anyone want to take a guess how long it will be before the US government blocks WikiLeaks? Update: The blocks function outside of the US too. In other words, the US is forcing its views upon the rest of the world once again.
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RE: All end in .net and .com
by oiaohm on Sat 27th Nov 2010 14:28 UTC in reply to "All end in .net and .com"
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Notice how the whole list are .net and .com websites. I guess they didn't want to start directly doing international precedent.


Again go threw the list of Alternative DNS root. Notice how many are USA based. All registers have to obey the country they are based in.

All routing also has to obey the country they are physically in.

All under the rules of Safe Harbor. Sorry to say the law is the law. You cannot knowingly support a criminal in there crimes. Most countries have this in there laws.

Sorry free speech does not cover copyright infringement. Running your own DNS servers will not help long term when you remember the routing has to obey the same rules.

.net .com are fair warning. Simplest and the fastest todo. Expect to see more domains outside .net .com effected over the next year.

Remember we are running low on IPV4 address space. So reallocating IP's will be beneficial for buying more time.

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RE[2]: All end in .net and .com
by Lennie on Sat 27th Nov 2010 16:33 in reply to "RE: All end in .net and .com"
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With DNSSEC now starting to get deployed, I doubt alternative DNS roots will matter much anymore.

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I've been thinking, maybe it doesn't matter all that much anymore. All you have to do is find a country-code TLD which is not based in the US.

Like .de, .nl, uk., .se or .fr and so on.

Maybe even a non-country-code which isn't based in the us: .eu

The US will not disable the whole TLD just for a few domains and while the US can try to put pressure on the people handling the other TLD, the US doesn't have anything to say about what the TLD does.

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RE[2]: All end in .net and .com
by zimbatm on Sat 27th Nov 2010 18:04 in reply to "RE: All end in .net and .com"
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I won't go into the debate whenever those websites are criminal or not, since there haven't even been a court ruling issued for them. Moreover, the laws are not the same in every countries, so here we have America enforcing their "laws" to everyone. In that case I prefer China, at least they only enforce their laws to their own country.

What I merely wanted to point at, it that it's possible to have other root DNS. If ICANN is no longer neutral, then countries will have to have their own root DNS, so that they can selectively choose which domains they want filtered or not. They can also protect their own TLD from being overridden by the ICANN (in their country). That's what will happen in the end I fear.

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RE[3]: All end in .net and .com
by dc396 on Sat 27th Nov 2010 21:25 in reply to "RE[2]: All end in .net and .com"
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And what happens when (say) China decides to create a .COM in "their" root?

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